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Jackson State University Demographics & Diversity

Jackson, Mississippi

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Extremely Low

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Jackson State University are almost exclusively Black with a small White population. The school has extremely low racial diversity. 96% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Jackson State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) primarily serving the African-American community.

Racial demographics of Jackson State University students
Race Percent of Students
White 4%
Black 92%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 2%
Race Unknown 0%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 117% more female students than male students enrolled at Jackson State University with a gender ratio of 68% women to 32% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Jackson State University has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Jackson State University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 32%
Women 68%
Enrollment by gender for Jackson State University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 2,236
Women 4,844

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Jackson State University serves a high number of out-of-state students with 71% of the student body residing outside of Mississippi or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Jackson State University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 29%
Out of State 69%
Foreign 2%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$43,401 per year

77% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.1%
Part time Undergrads 10.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=175856 IPEDS survey data for Jackson State University.